Undergraduate Teaching 2019-20

Part IIA Engineering Area requirements: Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Part IIA Engineering Area requirements: Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Students intending to qualify in this Engineering Area must include at least six of the modules listed below.

Number Title Notes
3A1 Fluid Mechanics I (double module)   
3A3 Fluid Mechanics II (double module)  
3A5 Thermodynamics and Power Generation  
3A6 Heat and Mass Transfer  
3B4 Electric Drive Systems  
3D5 Water Engineering  
3D8 Building Physics and Environmental Geotechnics  
4M16 Nuclear Power Engineering  


Power generation and environmental engineering are central to the advancement of a sustainable future in developed and emerging economies. Energy engineering and sustainability are broad interdisciplinary subjects. This Engineering Area offers the opportunity to draw together modules across electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, underpinned by fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. For example, 3A1 introduces  incompressible fluid flows, and 3A5 focuses on power generation in gas and steam turbine plants, and fuel cells. But in parallel, thermofluids may be studied in other application areas, such as buildings and infrastructure (3D5 and 3D8, complemented by part IIB modules such as Architectural Engineering and Sustainable Development). Across part IIA and IIB, this Engineering Area enables students to study the whole power industry and associated technologies (fossil fuel, nuclear and renewable energy).

Students who are planning to take Nuclear Engineering modules in part IIB (4I5, 4I10, 4I11) should take module 4M16 in part IIA.

Specialist advice on this Engineering Area can be obtained from the Engineering Area coordinator, Prof S. Hochgreb

Last updated on 23/08/2019 10:22